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Arts 4 Dementia

Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) will be offering a series of eight weekly orchestral sessions with the English Chamber Orchestra at the London College of Music, for musicians with early-stage dementia and their musical partners.

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Save Tin Pan Alley

The iconic 12 bar club on London’s ‘Tin Pan alley’ (Denmark Street) is due to close to make way for an urban makeover.

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Service for Gary Hyde

The Union is very sad to hear of the passing of former MU Regional Organiser, Executive Committee member, activist and drummer, Gary Hyde.

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Busking in London

Members may be aware that the MU has been working with the Greater London Authority and other stakeholders in an attempt to devise a pan London busking Code of Conduct ‘Busk In London’. This is moving ahead and should, if accepted by all London authorities, set out a level playing field for buskers across London.

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Freelancers at the Royal Opera House

The MU has terminated its Extras and Deputies Media Agreement with the Royal Opera House and therefore freelance musicians will be paid for any recording work they take part in at the ROH, under the relevant MU agreement going forward, for example our agreement with the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT).

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London Pride Parade, June 2014

The MU will be supporting our LGBT members at this year’s London Pride parade. We are appealing to members to join us at the Parade to celebrate the freedom LGBT people in the UK enjoy and continue to campaign for.

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Buskers arrested in Leicester Square

The MU was shocked to hear that four piece band 'Kings Parade' were arrested for busking in London's Leicester Square on 14 May.

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Dispute at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton

BECTU members at The Ritzy Cinema in Brixton are campaigning for the London Living Wage (LLW). Show your support by signing the petition.

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Teach Through Music

Teach Through Music is a fully subsidised professional development programme for London’s secondary school music teachers, and others involved in the KS3 music curriculum.

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MU challenges the Royal National Theatre's attempt to replace the War Horse band with a recording

The MU is supporting the five musicians engaged on the acclaimed musical production War Horse, (Neyire Ashworth, Andrew Callard, Jonathan Eddie, David Holt, and Colin Rae) in their application for an Interim Injunction seeking enforcement of the contracts between them and the Royal National Theatre (RNT).

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